Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:44
I wouldn't bother with the start, it's so busy with runners that anyone else just gets in the way. You're still fresh and with the adrenaline the first miles fly past. My lot started at Bermondsey at 11 miles, big long road with good views and it was a good mark to aim for. Phil's suggestion for 15/20 miles is excellent. Carry something like a balloon or sign high on a pole that is easy to see or you'll miss each other. Never ever say 'you're nearly there'. Tell runners they're looking good, or looking fresh, or just a bit more than 'well done'. Have a contingency if it all goes wrong cos you may not get a mobile signal. Have a great day!